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Johnny Depp’s 8 Most Notable Rock Collaborations

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By: Michael Nelson / June 4, 2012 - 6:17 pm

Watch Johnny Depp Join The Black Keys At The 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Last night’s MTV Movie Awards yielded, among other things, a musical performance by the Black Keys that featured Johnny Depp accompaniment on guitar. Sure, kind of random, but at the very least it’s a way better idea than covering Carly Simon with Marilyn Manson. Watch the performances of “Gold On The Ceiling” and “Lonely Boy“… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 4, 2012 - 8:50 am

Iggy Pop & Ginger Baker Cover The Black Keys

Usually, younger bands are supposed to pay tribute to older, legendary, seminal-type bands, often by covering their songs on tribute albums. That’s just how it works. But in an inversion of the formula, Iggy Pop and Cream/Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker have teamed up to record an exceedingly faithful cover of the Black Keys’ still-kinda-new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012 - 10:13 am

The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling” Video (Dir. Harmony Korine)

The Black Keys’ “Gold On The Ceiling” is probably the most unstoppable rock anthem on their new album El Camino, and it already had a completely straightforward music video. So I’m not really sure how the duo decided to recruit the legendarily fucked-up filmmaker Harmony Korine to make his own utterly absurd and borderline-unwatchable cli… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012 - 8:38 am

Does This Pizza Hut Commercial Rip Off Black Keys?

Anytime you have to ask a question like the one in this headline, the answer is usually a big and obvious “yes.” This time around, though, I’m not so sure. Internet scuttlebutt says that the Pizza Hut ad below sounds uncomfortably close to the Black Keys’ unstoppable stomp “Gold On The Ceiling.” But despite a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2012 - 10:06 am

Finally Grandma Covers The Black Keys On Spoons

So Australia’s Got Talent is a thing, obviously, and Bridgeton, Australia’s Deb “Spoons” Perry is one of the finalists thanks to her savvy playing of the spoons. Here’s her playing Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy,” which Perry calls a “great little rock and roll track, a classic rock and roll number.” It’s become one of her… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 26, 2012 - 9:10 am

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor’s set to perform “Shipwreck.” The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Watch Black Keys & John Fogerty Cover The Band

The night that we lost Levon Helm, the great singer/drummer for the Band, Bon Iver played tribute by covering the Band’s “Ophelia.” One night after that, in their headlining spot at the second Coachella weekend, the Black Keys paid a grand-scale tribute of their own. Inviting former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and classic-rock archduke Joh… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2012 - 11:23 am

Watch Pulp, Frank Ocean, Arctic Monkeys, M83, Black Keys, And More Play Coachella 2012

Coachella is streaming (with some notable exceptions) at YouTube all weekend, and this morning a couple of archived sets found their way to the web. Head below to watch Pulp’s entire set, as well sets by Arctic Monkeys, Explosions In The Sky, Frank Ocean (which features a Tyler cameo and a Bob Dylan cover), and… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 14, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Preview Black Keys On No Reservations

Like others that have gone before them, the Black Keys are the latest musicians to appear on Tony Bourdain’s No Reservations. In the clip, the Keys “kidnap” Tony and head to KC’s Woodyard BBQ, which isn’t too far from one of Tony’s other favorite spots, Oklahoma Joe’s. Watch it at the Travel Channel. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 13, 2012 - 10:08 am

Black Keys Almost Apologize To Nickelback

On the last episode of this stirring drama, the Black Key’s called out Nickelback, saying that their music was “watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit” while generally expressing dismay at the modern establishment of “rock and roll.” But recently, MTV News asked the Black Keys if they were music snobs and Carney immediately starts talking about… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 20, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Reading & Leeds Lineup 2012

The initial lineups for the venerable UK fests Reading and Leeds were announced today, and the annual proceeds this year feature the likes of the Cure, Paramore, At The Drive-In, Justice, the Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Florence And The Machine and many, many more. The simultaneous fests, sharing a bill as always, take place August… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 12, 2012 - 3:52 pm

The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling” Video

El Camino‘s “Gold On The Ceiling” is the next thrust in the Black Keys’ sorta-surprising-but-then-again-not-really ascension to becoming one of America’s largest rock bands. They brought it to Letterman in live form awhile ago, and this video is also lots of live footage, mixed with auxiliary shots from life on the road with Patrick and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 7, 2012 - 9:48 am

Nickelback Respond To Black Keys Diss

You might remember that Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney said some stuff about Nickelback. So Nickelback furiously fires back with … nah, they just kind of shrugged it off. See:

Somewhere in an East Village loft, filled with cigarette smoke and copies of The Hunger Games, a pair of drummer’s eye… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 6, 2012 - 9:31 am

Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/1/12

New year, new feature! Welcome to Rank & File, where we track the week’s biggest people and stories in easily digestible chart-form. We did this because sometimes it’s hard to know what was the biggest story, and it helps to have a scientific and definitive list of these things to keep everyone from arguing i… More »

By: Stereogum / January 5, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Black Keys Pick A Fight With Nickelback

As you can see up top, Black Keys will cover the January 19th issue of Rolling Stone on the strength of their new LP, El Camino, and its critically positive reception. Given that shine, Keys drummer Patrick Carney doesn’t disappoint. An excerpt:

Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 4, 2012 - 10:44 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011

The Gummy Awards rollout continues today with Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011, and while there’s not a lot of surprises here, it’s a strong list capped by a beyond-worthy champion. There’s a little overlap with yesterday’s Top 10 Tracks list, but not a lot, and if you have any reason to complain tha… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2011 - 9:24 am

Watch The Black Keys Do “Gold On The Ceiling” On Letterman

The PR blitz continues! One day after playing the song on The Colbert Report, and a few more after doing it on SNL, the Black Keys stepped onstage at the Late Show With David Letterman to play the amped-up rager “Gold On The Ceiling,” and I’m still nowhere near sick of watching them doing it. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 8, 2011 - 9:14 am

Watch The Black Keys On Colbert

The Black Keys should already feel comfortable on the Colbert Report stage; they were there earlier this year to clown themselves for having so many damn songs in TV commercials. Last night, they were there for a marginally more dignified reason: To sit for an interview with Colbert and to play a couple of song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 7, 2011 - 9:26 am

Album Of The Week: The Black Keys El Camino

Album releases slow way down this time of year, and this week’s Album Of The Week was mostly a two-horse race between the Black Keys’ El Camino and the Roots’ undun. That ends up being a pretty interesting race because the two albums work in opposite, almost opposed ways. El Camino is practically a riff-delivery… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2011 - 4:15 pm